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Webbed Hand
by Mystified
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Resonant atmospherics and sultry droning themes drift on a wind of gusting low-end breezes. Thomas Park, aka Mystified, continues to bless Webbed Hand with his high-quality creations. Personnel: Recorded and Produced by Thomas Park. Additional Credit: "Thanks to Chris Phinney of Mental Anguish for his great drone sound". The restless experimentation and creativity of Mystified has resulted in many popular releases on Webbed Hand and many other labels. Visit his home page to get...
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Topics: Ambient, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Minimalism, Drones, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by rakombinacje
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Rakombinacje's "Izolacje Sensu" is an album of extraordinary glitch-ambient. A lush palette of sounds paves a smooth journey before your ears. "Album was created in 2010 I did it by using samples from my microphone recordings and glitches and noise from my music program. I am using a human lyrical expression, giving the importance of sound My creativity is associated with a severe rhythmic sounds from - http://www.myspace.com/rekombinacja" -- from the artist credits/links:...
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Topics: ambient, soundscape, glitch, dark ambient, drone, experimental
Webbed Hand
by Kaazim Zareb
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Fire up your narghile (hookah, shisha) and settle back for some compelling arabic melodies and rhythms, performed by Kaazim Zareb, by profession a bellydance accompanist, who in this creative departure brings a jazzy improvisational flavor to mellow arabic art music. These tracks were produced and/or remixed by Thomas Park of Mystified and C.P. McDill of Webbed Hand Records. These tracks blend elements of traditional Middle Eastern musical idioms with contemporary electronica mixing style. 01...
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Topics: Acoustic, Electronic, World Music, Middle Eastern, Desertronica
Webbed Hand
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Remastered, and in some instances remixed, this "best of" collection by Saluki Regicide revisits important moments in the sound art of C.P. McDill. About the album: "Saluki Regicide is one of my oldest recording projects. One in which I attempt to create dark and eerie, yet abstract, atmospheres with heavily processed sounds and samples. Loops of exotic instrumentation and snippets of voice from vintage sources are characteristic motifs. In its entire span, the recordings of this...
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Topics: experimental, noise, ambient, musique concrete, sound collage, sound art, Saluki Regicide
Webbed Hand
by K.M. Krebs
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Here is a contribution to the acclaimed Rain series on Webbed Hand by the talented K.M. Krebs. A long-form ambient work of many subtle and shifting motifs, this relaxing electro-acoustic ambient journey will take you far on pleasant and varying wavelengths. K.M. Krebs has become a well-known and respected artist in the netlabel scene. As K.M. Krebs he recorded the classic "Halberd of Chemistry" (available at Fukk God Records), and as 833-45 he recorded "Solar Cycle 23" which...
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Topics: Electroacoustic, Microsound, Minimalism, Sound Art, Soundscape, musique concrete, Sleepscape, Dark...
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
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Mystified's third Rain album is a bright, languid, minimalistic composition which conveys a sense of self-sufficient solitude. Piano keyboard notes and chords are plucked from space and reverberate lightly in the mind. Time and space fall into the lacunae between notes, and all that remains is you at peace. Rain 3 - 01:11:19 Recorded and produced by Thomas Park, January 2005. Cover image "Lights" by Thomas Park. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed...
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Topics: Ambient, Electronic, Meditative, Laidback Electronica, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by Marco Lucchi
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Described by Marco Lucchi as "just a suite of studies upon an arpeggio for piano" these works convey a pensive mood through interpretation by various instruments such as a mellotron and even a crackling record. 01 Study 1 (electric piano, electric violin & mellotron) 02 Study 1 (electric piano, electric violin, mellotron & bells) 03 Study 2 (piano & vinyl) 04 Study 3 (piano & drone - reverse) 05 Study 4 (electric piano, electric violin & mellotron) 06 Study 4...
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Topics: minimalism, experimental, mellotron, piano
Webbed Hand
by Lullabies Under A Grey Sky
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Tranquil ambient soundscapes inspired by a series of impressionistic photos, giving this collection a thematic unity. About the album: "Lullabies Under A Grey Sky is a one-man project from Winchester, Virginia. Beneath Us/If Ever is a warm drone album; each of the four original tracks (Leaving/Reflections, Lone/Horizons, Immense/Blooms, and Skylines/Quiet) were all released seperately and with their own album art (included,) each from a photo (and the story behind said photo) that the...
Topics: ambient, drone, minimal, warm drone, Lullabies Under A Grey Sky
Webbed Hand
by Tribe of Astronauts
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Seismic, elemental, oceanic, liquid. There are numerous adjectives that can well describe this subtle 72-minute composition without giving away all of its secrets. Shifting drones and drips and drops conceal deeper activities. Tribe of Astronauts' second Rain album continues in the tradition of Webbed Hand's popular series of CD-length ambient soundscapes, intended for quiet listening. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a...
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Topics: Ambient, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Drones, Dark Ambient, Minimalism, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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Saluki Regicide's first album of soundtracks for weird dreams, these peculiar sonic paintings are less music than opiate science fiction. This is headphone music for playing in the dark, plain and simple. The work of Saluki Regicide is a transmission from one synaesthetic consciousness to another. Simultaneously dark and witty, it engages your mind and leads it to some very strange places. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our...
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Topics: Experimental, Sound Art, Dark Ambient, uneasy listening, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by Tribe of Astronauts
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Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes, with motifs played out cyclically and repetitively, rather than progressively, in order to induce hypnotic states. Tribe of Astronauts "Rain 1" is a pleasing wash of white noises, cycling in slow rhythms. Waxing and waning...
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Topics: Ambient, Easy Listening, Meditative, Ambient/noise, Minimalism, Ambient, Drones, Electro-organic,...
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This long-form ambient piece is a collaboration of Marco Lucchi with his son, Dario. Marco handles the electronic parts, and Dario contributes improvisations on his French Horn. The work as a whole warmly illustrates the idea of "repetition with variation" as familiar motifs rotate but there are changes. "I found an - insoluble, indefinite - ear" was recorded as it was performed. In real-time, in Marco's home studio. Marco describes the album as warm "like a...
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Topics: Easy Listening, Meditative, Down beat / Chill, Electroacoustic, Ambient, Soundscape
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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Our first compilation for 2008 presents a facet of ambient music that is often overlooked in favor of the more electronic or synthesized soundscapes. Here we have an eclectic collection of works featuring a broad variety string instruments, usually but not always treated to effects. In the artist credits below we've provided information about the instruments used, and you can see they range from the familiar to the exotic. This compilation is divided into two parts, each with accompanying...
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Topics: ambient, string instruments, guitar, soundscape
Webbed Hand
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Somewhere in the spectrum between Musique Concrete and Phonography, is a vast gray area that is disowned and disputed by either side. This compilation treats this no-man's land as its playground. Field recordings they are, with some processing, but not just walls of rhythmic noise. Sounds of nature, sounds of the city, using the non-instrumental rhythms and melodies of the source recording as the focal points, coaxing the music and beauty out of unplanned, un-orchestrated events. This 2-CD...
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Topics: Field Recordings, Noise, Electroacoustic, Microsound, Sound Art, Experimental, Soundscape,...
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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A compilation of recent sound experiments by C.P. McDill that fall outside of the style of his main recording projects. About the album: "For the past year and a half, I've been recording many sound experiments that don't fit in with my usual stuff. I can to some degree credit this to an ongoing creative challenge project called Disquiet Junto, which has gathered a large community of experimentalists over at Soundcloud (soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/). Each such piece is noted...
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Topics: Compilation, instrumental, Experimental, Dark Ambient, C.P. McDill
Webbed Hand
by Grove of Whispers
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This "Rain" by Grove of Whispers joins "Ame" and "Hujan" to complete the trilogy of soothing long-form works. About the album: "Performed on stillstream.com December 28, 2012. Done live using midi controller, hackintosh, Linux and personal field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of my imagination. Grove of Whispers is John Tocher. John does the Sadayatana podcast and plays live several nights a week on Stillstream . He...
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Topics: field recordings, meditative, experimental, Rain, Grove of Whispers, John Tocher
Webbed Hand
by Scott Lawlor
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A serene organ-drone soundscape, for the "Rain" series, by ambient artist Scott Lawlor, host of Stillstream's Blind Flight program. About the album: "I've been wanting to do something for the rain series for some months now and I've felt for a while that the organ has been underrepresented so-to-speak in the drone/ambient genres. The only other organ set that I know of that's specifically ambient is Problem-Reaction-Solution, which I am quite fond of. Having this in mind, and...
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Topics: drone, long-form, soundscape, ambient, meditative, Rain, Scott Lawlor
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Webbed Hand Records presents a selection of tracks by Webbed Hand artists regularly featured in streaming audio on Darkdrone Radio, a netstation which showcases the best of ambient, drone, and experimental recordings. From the first few months of Webbed Hand's existence as a netlabel, Darkdrone Radio has recognized its potential as a source of excellent sounds. Darkdrone has regularly featured works by Webbed Hand artists in its rotation, right in there alongside more prominent artists such as...
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Topics: Electronic, IDM, Minimal-Dub, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Ambient, Drones, Dark Ambient, Drone...
Webbed Hand
by Materia Confusa
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Materia Confusa's experimental explorations continue with this pair of darkly conceptual and cinematic soundscapes. About: "The two tracks on the release draw on disparate sources for their inspiration, though both are concerned with voyaging beyond the physical realm. "Silent Hospital" is a disquieting descent into the experience of intraoperative awareness. A surgical state of partial lucidity while anesthetized where sounds and events (both real and hallucinatory) meld into an...
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Topics: Materia Confusa, Ambient, Drone, Dark Drone, Musique Concrete, Experimental, Avant-garde
Webbed Hand
by Tribe of Astronauts
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Manatee is a 45-minute ambient soundscape which give the feeling of sleeping outdoors under the stars, on a balmy southern Summer night. Electronic and instrumental sounds are blended with field recordings in a relaxing continuum with no dissonance, shocks or surprises. The whole effect is warm and agreeably trance-inducing. This piece has a brain-massaging bass pulse and a nice panoramic sound arrangement. If you like the Webbed Hand Rain series, as well as the other excellent ambient releases...
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Topics: Electronic, Meditative, Ambient, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by Audio Gourmet
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This is an album to play when you are sitting along, reminiscing about bygone times. Subtle, restful melodies and sounds of nature guide the mind to positive, yet nostalgic reveries. TRACK ORDER: 01 Garden's Apex (03:52) 02 7 Minutes Of Peace (07:23) 03 October (09:39) 04 Preserving The Obsolete (07:49) 05 Forgotten Dreams (03:30) 06 Subconscious Substance (09:47) 07 25 Years On (07:22) 08 Underlying The Mind (04:59) 09 The Future [Bonus Drone] (12:57) Recorded and Produced by H. Towell Cover...
Topics: Ambient, Soundscape, Drone, Dreamscape, Quiet, Meditative
Webbed Hand
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A collaborative effort, these fascinating drone-ambient works are made with trombone and processed guitar. "Ghostbone was recorded in late Winter of 2011 by French guitarist The Ghost Between The Strings and American trombonist Mystified. No synths were used. Only acoustic sources are in this release. Some sounds were processed before mixed, and a random function in the processing tool was heavily used, to add chance to the palette of tools on board. Mystified would like to add that these...
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Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone, ambient drone, organic drone, collaboration, mystified
Webbed Hand
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"To Ancient Noise" is a compilation of manipulated environmental sounds. Whether field recordings, found sounds, radio snippets, or other odd recorded artifacts of audio, these elements are worked by sound artists in interesting and often startling ways. In some cases the sounds may not be processed much at all, but are rather selected for their rhythmic virtues. In other cases, sounds have been layered and heavily effected into lush and alien soundscapes, dark and mysterious. With...
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Topics: Found Sounds, Rhythmic Noise, Ambient/noise, gLiTch, Electroacoustic, Drones, tape collage, musique...
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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Saluki Regicide returns with another selection of haunted head music to disturb your inner child. These are some very strange recordings. 20th Century sound artifacts are processed and manipulated into something wholly new, and at times unsettling. Unquiet architectures of auditory nostalgia, inhabiting some remote site between melody and microsound, hounded by history, ambushed by alchemy. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our...
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Topics: Cinematic Ambients, Microsound, Sound Art, Dark Ambient, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by melophobia
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The return of melophobia to the Rain series, with a long-form work crafted from processed samples and vinyl records. About the album: See also melophobia's Rain 1 (wh155) Recorded, Produced, Mixed & Mastered by melophobia Location: Greece, 16/02/13 Sound: Vinyl Records, Samples, Filters Website: http://melophobia-gr.blogspot.gr/ Rain is a series of conceptual tracks produced for Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for quiet listening while...
Topics: drone, long-form, soundscape, ambient, meditative, Rain, Melophobia
Webbed Hand
by RMSS Systems Inc.
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A dark ambient guitar sound unites these collaborative recordings between RMSS Systems Inc. and friends. About the album: Live Volume is 6 live-recorded dark ambient track compilation: specially prepared by different project friend musicians gathered together. 1/Anarytmiczny Sinus Ale Noisemalistick Silnik B: Profili was recorded at October-November, 2011 for famous past date in world calendar (never before and never after) 11.11.11. 2/Trotskyism_titles#2 (music for film) was recorded at...
Topics: Live, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise, RMSS Systems Inc.
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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About: Tree Helicopter is a recording project of C.P. McDill, and is considered a sub-project of Saluki Regicide, also available on Webbed Hand. "A Full Empty is a dark ambient long-form piece inspired by the Science Fiction novel Roadside Picnic , by Russian authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, as well as by the film Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky, which was based on the novel. The story is set years after an event known as the Visitation, revealed to have been a very brief stop on Earth by...
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Topics: experimental, long-form, soundscape, ambient, dark ambient, drone, Tree Helicopter
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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Distant drums in a drizzly jungle, night and mist inhibit seeking, so you sleep. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. This release is Rolling Calf Sinfonette's first trancey contribution to the Webbed Hand "Rain" project. A 74-minute rhythmic massage, dreamy and evocative of distant drums beneath a drizzly forest canopy. Thank you...
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Topics: Meditative, New Age, Sound Art, Laidback Electronica, Soundscape, Dreamworking
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Marco Lucchi continues his "Radure" series of conceptual releases with this fourth installment, centered on the Japanese word "iki" - a term (like the more familiar wabi-sabi) that is uniquely cultural, lacking a direct translation in our tongue. In one sense, it expresses a perception of an idealized aesthetic quality of ordinariness. Lucchi composed a series of tracks inspired by "iki" and then recruited other artists to build onto this oeuvre with their own...
Topic: ambient, experimental, improvisational, avant-garde, modern
Webbed Hand
by The Black Iris Militia
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The Black Iris Militia debuts on Webbed Hand with a collection of richly varied and dark drone ambient works. About the album: "Some dark ambient compositions : flux of eerie frequencies and deep drones slowly disrupted by sparkling sonic events." More info : https://www.facebook.com/theblackirismilitia http://theblackirismilitia.bandcamp.com/ Tracklist: 1. Voices From The Faded Cities [04:22] 2. Motionless Matter [06:16] 3. Mind Labyrinth Feedback [06:42] 4. Sunday Stories [04:58] 5....
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, experimental, drone, drone ambient, The Black Iris Militia
Webbed Hand
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This imaginary soundtrack to a sci-fi space odyssey is a synaesthetic sound gallery in the drone/ambient tradition. Inspired by Jules Verne, Norman Spinrad, and 70s synthesizer concept albums, it's a compelling and surprising CD. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings. All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via...
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Topics: Easy Listening, Electronic, Space, Sound Art
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
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Despite being "minimal" this new opus by Mystified is also full of subtlety and warmth. In a nutshell it is a long-form dronescape, lightly seasoned with dimly audible sparkles, tones and harmonics. The central theme is pleasantly massaging industrial hum, with a bit of distortion and crackle in it. Produced by Thomas Park, 2005. Cover art by Thomas Park. If you like the Webbed Hand Rain series, as well as the other excellent ambient releases on this label, then Constant will be your...
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Topics: Ambient, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Minimalism, Drones, Dark Ambient
Webbed Hand
by Heath Yonaites, K.M. Krebs
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What more need I say? Heath Yonaites and K.M. Krebs, both figures who loom large and formidable in the field of imaginative/speculative sound art, have collaborated on an album. Ideal for headphones, or if you are blessed with a really great speaker setup, an environment you could immerse yourself in and swim around. In this collaboration, each provided the other with the raw materials to mix into finish tracks. Credits: [text below written by Heath Yonaites] wherever my feet take me, cracks in...
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Topics: Electronic, Electroacoustic, Microsound, Sound Art, Abstract, Dark Ambient, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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After an absence of several years, Tree Helicopter returns to Webbed Hand, now venturing deeper into a musique concrete/noise style. This work is more abstract than that found on "Moon Calf" (wh014), but at the same time more unified and perhaps more accessible. Recorded & Produced by C.P. McDill Winter 2007-08 Total Length 00:45:43 01 Rakshas pt1 (08:01) 02 Flanders Poppies (03:23) 03 Rakshas pt2 (03:42) 04 Flivver (03:51) 05 Lotus Blossom (03:29) 06 Flux (02:36) 07 Cloches...
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Topics: experimental, musique concrete, noise, ambient
Webbed Hand
by John Tocher
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Grove of Whisper's Halloween 2013 set performed live on netradio at Stillstream.com. About the album: Sin Eater was performed live on stillstream.com Halloween night October 31, 2013. Done using midi controller, Linux and personal field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of my imagination. Some folks had hoped for a creepy Halloween flavored set and I suppose some of my music is that way. Thinking about it I realized I don't really do 'on demand' creepy or...
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Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone, field recordings, Grove of Whispers, John Tocher
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by Andrew Latham
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Darkly chilled electronica and an assortment of remixes make for a nice evening of listening enjoyment. About the album: mayfairgrin seeks to wrap the listener in a warm blanket of molten melodies and chilled rhythms. This is impressionistic music, existing outside of the verse-chorus-verse structures of a three-minute pop song. The music expands and blurs the boundaries between shoegaze, gothic, ambient, industrial, post-rock, and electronica. mayfairgrin has existed in various forms for the...
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Topics: ambient, dreampop, downtempo, experimental, electronic, postrock, mayfairgrin
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by C.P. McDill
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The Webbed Hand "Rain" series in now graced by a contribution from Djinnestan. Much like the shorter works of Djinnestan, this 74-minute piece is subtle and enchanted. As if in a dream you find yourself strolling in a fairytale forest, dark and misty, peopled by the figments of childhood imaginings. This album is ideal for meditation, trance-work, and quiet activities. It is recommended that you play it at low volume, as it is meant to be listened to peripherally, not directly....
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Topics: Ambient, Easy Listening, Meditative, Minimalism, Sound Art, Abstract, Drones, Soundscape,...
Webbed Hand
by Rafael Flores & Mystified
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Masterful abstract paintings in sound, wrought through the collaborative brilliance of Raphael Flores and mystified (aka Thomas Park). A transatlantic masterpiece of shared samples and creative accord. Each sent a selection of recordings to the other for mixing, and the results are here for you to enjoy. Rafael Flores hails from Andújar, Spain. Under his own name, and also as "Commando Bruno" he has appeared on many solo albums as well as compilations since 1981. A veteran of...
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Topics: Electroacoustic, Microsound, Glitch, Ambient, Drones, Soundscape
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by Materia Confusa
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Materia Confusa returns to Webbed Hand with another pair of Musique Concrete compositions inspired, as the title implies, by the adventures that excited earlier generations of youth. "Tales of Adventure is comprised of two tracks, each its own unique tableau. Track one, Nautilus, finds its inspiration in the voyages of Captain Nemo and his vessel the Nautilus as told by Jules Verne. The second track, Deadeye, comes from the distinctive visions of the Wild West as seen through the lens of...
Topics: ambient, musique concrete, sound collage
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This concept album by The Nikki Grace Experience is well-crafted melancholic post-rock pop with influences from ambient to cinematic soundtrack music. About the album: "a yin-yang journey, creeping, standing, hopeful, a journey along the lines in our hands. perpetual acrylic lines!!! thanxx goes to: my lovely wife, my friends, my family. c.p.mcdill for allow me to release:) thanxxxxx lotte kestner, for her awesome voice and help, http://lottekestner.tumblr.com/ lynch kingsley, for drone...
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Topics: ambient, dark ambient, post-rock, experimental, electronic, classical
Webbed Hand
by Christopher Alvarado and Mystified
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A collaboration between Christopher Alvarado and Thomas Park, aka Mystified, exploring the theme of the world's greatest urban landscapes. About the album: "A megacity is usually defined as a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of ten million people. A megacity can be a single metropolitan area or two or more metropolitan areas that converge. The terms conurbation, metropolis and metroplex are also applied to the latter."-- Wikipedia, 2014 Christopher Alvarado, upon...
Topics: ambient electronica, electronica, collaborative, conceptual, downtempo, Christopher Alvarado,...
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Fans of Mystified and Saluki Regicide will be quite pleased to know that these two have pooled their creative resources in this, their first collaboration. It's a concept album, of sorts, with the tracks being inspired by past inventions, from the mighty ("Ziggurat") to the mind-bending ("LSD"), from the practical ("Electric Stoplight") to the pointless ("Spider's Ladder"). And in the execution of these compositions, the artists sought to convey...
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Topics: Ambient, Avantgarde, Electronic, Experimental, Sound Art, Abstract, Dark Ambient, Soundscape
Webbed Hand
by Mika Bjorklund
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Sound artist Mika Björklund's latest project is a journey by evocation to the abandoned island city of Gunkanjima, which for a while during the 20th Century contained a heavily populated mining settlement. This desolate place still has its apartment towers, factories, schools and other building intact but crumbling. Through drones, musique concrete and other idioms of electronic music, Mika guides us through its resonant passageways. Previous releases by Mika Björklund on Webbed Hand Records...
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Topics: Avantgarde, Electroacoustic, Dark Ambient, Soundscape, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by K.M. Krebs
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"Oneiromancy (the art of foretelling the future through dreams) is an hypnotic ambient journey through the underworld of the unconscious and the dreams which abide therein." --K.M. Krebs Originally a CD-R release, this ambient trek by Canadian sound artist K.M. Krebs is now a netlabel release on Webbed Hand. Distinguished not only by the remarkable sounds herein, but also very evocative track titles, complemented by detail-rich cover art, this is the sort of album one can spend a lot...
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Topics: Ambient, Electroacoustic, Dreamworking, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
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Akashic Crow's Nest ventures into a new stage of transmutation with this soothing alchemy-themed album. The sound of Akashic Crow's Nest begins with the use of an image synthesizer which turns very long photographic images into audio output, in the manner of a piano roll. The initial part of composing this music is thus designing the picture. For this latest project, the first audio output is converted to midi and run through a different softsynth, before being subjected to a battery of effects...
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Topics: dark ambient, ambient, drone, generative, akashic crow's nest, netlabel, experimental, avant-garde,...
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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A project which began as a spinoff of Saluki Regicide, but which took on a personality of its own as a pattern began to emerge. This is a peculiar sound art of a very diverse nature, but unified by the presence of Shortwave signals. These bizarre tracks may bend your mind, if you are in a susceptible state. An eclectic CD alternating between abstract and rhythmic, this body of work is dedicated to those who get the warm-n-fuzzies from hunching over shortwave radios, grooving on static and...
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Topics: Electronic, Found Sounds, Sound Art, Beyond Classification, uneasy listening, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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An early document has surfaced which exposes some of the roots of the Webbed Hand sound of C.P. McDill. An untitled tape made in December of 1993, then set aside, which somehow survived many moves and purges of belongings. Out of numerous recordings I made in the late 80s - early 90s, this is the only one that wasn't lost. Thanks to the recent acquisition of a mixer similar to the one the tape was recorded on, I was able to finally transfer the tape to digital and give it a proper mixdown and...
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Topics: Noise, Experimental, Sound Art, Improvisation, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by Mika Björklund
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The album Risen consists a pair of long-form works by Mika Björklund, a young Finnish sound artist who has previously released Nocturne [wh054] on Webbed Hand. This is definitely headphones-in-the-dark music -- real introvert listening. These two tracks begin in a similar manner, but soon diverge and express many different moods and textures. Risen "The concept is to play with different kinds of ambient music, I've tried to get a feeling of progression from dark to light, past to future...
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Topics: Ambient/noise, Electroacoustic, Minimalism, Abstract, Dark Ambient
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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C.P. McDill kicks off 2008 with a new release from Akashic Crow's Nest. Drones, sparkles, shimmers, vague rhythms & melodies carry the listeners on a weird introspective trip. This is good headphone music. The recordings of Akashic Crow’s Nest are created by first making a very long thin picture file that functions much like a piano roll, which is then fed into a software synthesizer which reads the picture from left to right, pixel by pixel, and translates the values into tones, adding...
Topics: space, drone, ambient, experimental, generative
Webbed Hand
by Nodus1
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Nodus1 debuts on Webbed Hand with this collection of relaxed ambient guitar improvisations. About the Artist: Nodus1 is a musical unit producing semi-improvised, instrumental, acoustic guitar music. Nodus 1 began in 2010 and has performed low-key, informal gigs in London, Tokyo and Valencia. The music of Nodus1 is ever changing, encapsulating the mood of the moment in which it is made. All the recordings on âEyeblinkâ were made on Garageband 10.0.0 on a Mac, recorded with a Samson CO1U...
Topics: guitar, ambient guitar, improvisation, Nodus1
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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Akashic Crow's Nest offers its own peculiar take on Webbed Hand Records ' Rain series of album-length ambient releases. The ACN sound is distinguished by the use of an image synthesizer (pictures are translated into sounds) to produce most of the auditory elements used in its compositions. Very peculiar but often remarkably musical and uncannily magical. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for...
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Topics: Ambient, Easy Listening, Meditative, Experimental, Abstract, Drones, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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Number III from SR, for Webbed Hand's "Rain" series of ambient concept albums. Psychedelic, synaesthetic, it puts your mind in a very strange place. Play this while you sleep. This is a single CD-length (approx 74 minutes) track. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Rain albums are intended to be played at low volume,...
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Topics: New Age, Sound Art, Dark Ambient, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
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Akashic Crow's Nest's first regular album release of 2007 continues ACN's adventures in ambient sound generated from images. The tracks are created by first making a very long thin picture file that functions much like a piano roll, which is then fed into a software synthesizer which reads the picture from left to right, pixel by pixel, and translates the values into tones, adding variables such as loudness and panning based on information in the picture. The output is then treated to various...
Topics: ambient, space, generative, electronic, dark ambient, meditative
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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A third Rain-themed longform ambient composition by Djinnestan. Perhaps still in a forest, but now at the banks of a stream, with wisps of fog, chirping crickets, the moon, and other mysterious nocturnal elements. This CD-length work creates a nice acoustic mood for meditation or sleep. It is recommended that you play it at low volume, as it is meant to be listened to peripherally, not directly. Personnel: C.P. McDill - sound wave manipulations Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under...
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Topics: ambient, dreamscape, experimental
Webbed Hand
by CP McDill
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Drone Wallah's new collection for Fall 2010 presents four glamorous drones in a variety of edgy styles and colors. Drone Wallah is a recording project of CP McDill (Saluki Regicide, Djinnestan, Akashic Crow's Nest, Tree Helicopter) focused on long, shimmery works of drone ambient. This is the sixth release under that name. credits: Recorded & produced by CP McDill November, 2010 Track list 01 - Dog of the Seven Sleepers [05:28] 02 - Womble-cropped [20:45] 03 - The Devil's Paternoster...
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Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone, drone ambient
Webbed Hand
by Marco Lucchi
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"Tantra à l'usage des anges" A multimedia performance Recorded Live in Carpi at "la Fonoteca" december 1999 length 00:59:07 Webbed Hand welcomes the work of Marco Lucchi, a noted and very skilled musician who has distinguished himself in Italy for his work in the experimental, new age, and electronica genres. This album is the audio document of a multimedia performance which took place in 1999, based around the texts of French poet Jean Michel Maulpoix, who took part in...
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Topics: New Age, Poetry, Spirituality, mysticism, Performance Art, Live Electronic, French
Webbed Hand
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"Le joli coeur" is a large and growing work by various artists under the collective name orchestra eclettica e sincretista , which builds a diverse collection of variations on a very simple theme, just a few piano chords. This release comprises volumes 1 to 3. The international collaboration of talents was organized by Marco Lucchi of Italy. Here is what Marco Lucchi has written about the project: "le joli coeur" is the first project compiled by o.e.s. (orchestra eclettica e...
Topics: minimalism, ambient, experimental, collaborative, avant-garde
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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Purr is a 76 minute ambient track intended to be played at low volume as background ambience, preferably as you go to sleep. It generates a warm and cozy feeling, like having a cat purring next to your head. With a high fidelity stereo system possessing good bass response, some of the infrasonic qualities will come through, thus adding to the trancey and hypnotic effect of the work. It is my feeling, based on some study of infrasound, that what one hears as a cat's purr is only part of the...
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Topics: Easy Listening, Meditative, Minimalism, Laidback Electronica, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by spoonPhase
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The Rain series has at last a contribution from spoonPhase. This recording takes you into the vast cavernous spaces of your mind, where the rhythms of nature are quietly performed by the elements and sightless creatures of the deep. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes,...
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Topics: Ambient, IDM, Meditative, Laidback Electronica, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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C.P. McDill - Anthology 1 (1993-2005) [wh073] Anthology 1 (1993-2005) Webbed Hand Records' first release of 2006 is an anthology of recordings by the label's founder, C.P. McDill. This selection represents the spectrum of his sound art projects from 1993 to 2005, excluding the long-form (CD-length) ambient recordings. C.P. McDill's began experimenting with recorded sound in the mid-1980s, but the tapes from that period have unfortunately (or fortunately) been lost. The earliest track,...
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Topics: McDill, Webbed Hand, Saluki Regicide, Djinnestan, Ambient, Experimental
Webbed Hand
by Cult of the Hidden Nerve
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"Cult Of The Hidden Nerve, known for their music driven, electronic revelations, have delivered something different to their previous albums. Up until now, the music has been experimental and synthetic adventuring into the mind where music and psychology meet. This album, Part electronic ambience, part studio recorded band, has brought about a huge revelation in what music can be for Cult Of The Hidden Nerve, and something utterly different to the user. "I have not been experimenting...
Topics: experimental, ambient, electronica, IDM, avant-garde, conceptual
Webbed Hand
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This is the third collaboration between Mystified and Saluki Regicide. This time the concept is unique: one is assigned all frequencies below 1kHz, and the other gets everything above. The upper and lower halves were not united until the final mix, and then only adjusted for compatible levels and fades. Recorded by Thomas Park & C.P. McDill Produced & Mastered by C.P. McDill, 2008 Thomas Park (Mystified): Drones, Everything below 1kHz C.P. McDill (Saluki Regicide): Samples, Everything...
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Topics: drones, experimental, ambient, samples, atmospheric, soundscape, science fiction
Webbed Hand
by Mister Vapor
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Thomas Park's Mister Vapor delivers three warm, shimmery ambient experiences for vaporous psychonautic submersion. Recorded & Produced by Thomas Park Cover Illustration - Geovoxic 01 Caverns on a Distant Planet (00:30:30) 02 Harmonic Field (00:06:30) 03 Static Tones (00:05:01) Mister Vapor is a new recording project by Thomas Park, also known as Mystified. This project focuses on hazy ambient sound sculptures.
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Topics: ambient, soundscape, long-form, space, drone
Webbed Hand
by Gustavo Caldas
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Familiar to fans of Beyond Absence, Gustavo Caldas brings his first solo work to Webbed Hand, an album of ambient piano jazz. About the album: Gustavo Caldas, a professionally trained musician, creates music to reach the heart of the listener. His previous albums as a member of the duo Beyond Absence, are: Rarified Complacency Heritage Mood Report Gustavo Caldas: Composer, performer, Recording & production Cover art by Gustavo Caldas Tracklist: 01 I-Out Of Sight (short message from Thomas...
Topics: ambient jazz, new age, ambient, piano music, Gustavo Caldas
Webbed Hand
by Simon Slator
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Simon Slator debuts on Webbed Hand with an expansive long-form ambient work based on one of his earlier compositions. About the Artist "Unofficially, I've been making music for almost twenty years. Officially, it's only been ten - and for seven of those, I was on hiatus. I started making music back in the days of Module Trackers - small pieces of software that played pitch-shifted samples from a grid that resembled a piano roll. With these amateur and antiquated tools, I tried making music...
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Topics: drone, long-form, soundscape, ambient, meditative, Rain, Simon Slator
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
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Mystified has offered "Free Passage" and you are welcome to come along. This densely atmospheric 20-minute ambient journey has a pronounced forward momentum, and there's no telling where you will end up at the end of this trip. The restless experimentation and creativity of Mystified has resulted in many popular releases on Webbed Hand and many other labels. Visit his home page to get updates on his many projects. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please...
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Topics: Alternative, Ambient, Electronic, Experimental, Sound Art, Laidback Electronica, Soundscape
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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Mirage Emigrants is the third collection by Saluki Regicide, and the sixth release overall. Saluki Regicide continues to surprise and delight listeners with strange visionary abstractions in sound. Dark, at times nostalgic, these compositions manage somehow to be simultaneously warm and alien. This album has been described as "simple and often melodic, yet freaky beyond comprehension, like nothing I've heard before" and as "an enigmatic and nostalgic opus that suggests somehow...
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Topics: Ambient, Avantgarde, Experimental, Ambient/noise, Sound Art, Abstract, Dark Ambient, Soundscape,...
Webbed Hand
by Exoxen
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Yellowstone is the third Exoxen release on Webbed Hand, and represents a further evolution of the sound of this enigmatic group. Mingling high production standards with gritty lo-fi recording techniques, the result is a body of work that defies easy categorization. It cuts across many genres, containing elements of 60s/70s psychedelic, garage rock, Beefheart, metal, industrial, electronica, all in a mind-bending stew. Personnel: Fly Daniel Kenyon Jeremy Wright Produced by: Daniel McDill Track...
Topic: psychedelic, metal, progressive, rock, electronica, vocal
Webbed Hand
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Straight-ahead, catchy, dark electronica. Good headphone music (like everything else we offer, actually). This project is a spinoff from Rolling Calf Sinfonette, with oblique and obscure sci-fi and conspiracy references sprinkled throughout. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings. All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small...
Topics: Darkwave, Electronic, Industrial, Electropop
Webbed Hand
by Tribe of Astronauts
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Tribe of Astronauts' Rain 3 is a symphony in drone, recorded on a very windy day. The listener is transported in a place of wide and profound resonance. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes, with motifs played out cyclically and repetitively, rather than progressively, in...
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Topics: drones, soundscape, ambient, long-form, meditative, trance
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
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Leading-edge electronica artist Mystified has released a second solo collection on Webbed Hand. These dark ambient soundscapes are collectively known as "Elemental Ragtime." Deep Listening indeed, these tracks are constructed solidly within the Musique Concrete style, deriving as source material vintage tape samples and fragments from other old audio sources. Thomas Park, the sole proprietor of Mystified, brings into his work equal doses of illbient, minimal, industrial, ambient,...
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Topics: Noise, Experimental, Electroacoustic, Sound Art, Ambient, Abstract, Dark Ambient, Lowercase
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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A 74-minute hallucination, warm as a crackling fire, and casting many peculiar shadows. The Webbed Hand Records "Rain" series is graced by a second contribution from Saluki Regicide. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. This should be played at a low volume, for best effect, preferably as background ambience as you are...
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Topics: Meditative, Sound Art, Dark Ambient, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by Grove of Whispers
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Field recordings and processed ambient sounds carry you to a distant land in this "Rain" related album, mixed live for the Grove of Whispers radio program. About the album: Performed on stillstream.com October 14, 2012. Done live using midi controller, hackintosh and personal field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of my imagination. Several samples from the Indonesian Sound Archive were used. Thank you Derek Bacon for your excellent recordings....
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Topics: field recordings, meditative, experimental, Rain, Grove of Whispers, John Tocher
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
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Mystified brings his 10 years on Webbed Hand full circle, revisiting his first album here, reshaping it to illustrate the evolution of his style. About the album: "It's been 10 years since Chris McDill first allowed me to appear on his premium netlabel, Webbed Hand Records." "Hundreds of releases later, Webbed Hand has maintained a consistent quality and aesthetic. It is different from other netlabels-- those who have listened will understand." "Since I have been asked...
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Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone, remix, soundscape, Mystified, Thomas Park
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
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The prolific leading-edge electronica band Mystified has come to Webbed Hand with this splendid dark ambient EP called "Cardboard Hotel." Fans of Mystified's many album releases and compilation appearances will be thoroughly pleased with this collection of deep listening tracks. Thomas Park, the sole proprietor of Mystified, brings into his work equal doses of illbient, minimal, industrial, ambient, experimental, and a handful of other esoteric styles, and to good effect. This is...
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Topics: Ambient, Electronic, Sound Art, Abstract, Drones, Dark Ambient, Soundscape